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Youth Standing Committee

Minutes of Youth Standing Committee meetings are available upon request.  Email for additional information.  If you are interested in youth-related programs, please call 631-853-6526.

The Suffolk County Youth Standing Committee seeks to identify and improve educational and employment opportunities for In-School youth ages 14-21 and Out-of-School youth ages 16-24, so that they may attain the skills needed to complete educational and career goals, and successfully enter the workplace.

Members of the Youth Standing Committee include representatives from youth service agencies, educational entities, members of the Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, and other individuals appointed by the County Executive and Board Chair.

Youth Standing Committee Members
Rev. Roderick A. Pearson, Chair

Gerard Cairns
V.P. Integrated Day Services, Employment Readiness and Education/Youth Services at FREE

Jean Cohen
Executive Director of Mentoring Partnership of LI

Shirley Coverdale
Executive Director for Family Community Life Center Project of Riverhead

Barbara Egloff
Divisional Administrator of Career, Technical & Adult Programs, Eastern BOCES

Nancy Kelsey
Assistant Director CTE for Western BOCES

Gail Lamberta, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Community Development at St. Joseph’s College

Stacey Lesko
Youth Unit Director, Suffolk County Department of Labor

Dave Perkins
Project Excel Coordinator at Walt Whitman High School

Reverend Roderick Pearson
Executive Director Suffolk County Youth Bureau

Holly Riker
Executive Director for Town of Islip Youth Bureau

Kristine Tanzi
Youth Services Librarian for Middle Country Library

Tammy Torelli
Job Corps Representative, CHP International, Inc.

Sandra Townsend
Youth Advocate